Botas opens tender for FSRU terminal work

Thursday, 23 July 2020
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Turkey’s state-owned energy company Botas has opened a tender to build a jetty, measuring station and transit pipeline for its new FSRU LNG import terminal.

This terminal will be located on the Gulf of Saros in northwest Turkey, Platts said in a report.

According to the tender documents, the work involves the construction of a 320 m jetty, together with an onshore gas measuring station and 17 km of high pressure pipeline that will connect up with the Turkey/Greece inter-connector pipeline.

Turkey has two onshore LNG import terminals and one FSRU in operation.

Bids for the tender are to be submitted by 5th August with work to be completed within 720 days of the contract being signed.

This follows April’s expiry of Botas’ lease on the FSRU ‘MOL Challenger’, which was moored at the company’s terminal at Dortyol on Turkey’s East Mediterranean coast.

A Botas official told S&P Global Platts last December that Botas had ordered another FSRU, which is currently under construction in South Korea and will be delivered this year. The FSRU will be used to import LNG at both Dortyol and at the planned Saros terminal, depending on market conditions.

According to data from Platts Analytics, only 15 LNG cargoes were delivered to Dortyol since its startup in February, 2018. 

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